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Posted at 5:10 PM ET, 10/13/2010

Bay Bridge named one of world's scariest

By Washington Post editors

If you’re afraid of driving over Maryland’s Bay Bridge, you’re apparently not alone.

A travel magazine has named the 4.3-mile span across the Chesapeake Bay as one of the scariest in the world.

Travel and Leisure magazine says the bridge made the list because of frequent storms that limit visibility.

Other bridges on the list include bamboo bridges in Vietnam, a rope and cable bridge in Pakistan and the Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys.

Travel and Leisure magazine scariest bridge list
Information from: WBAL-TV

By Washington Post editors  | October 13, 2010; 5:10 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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Posted by: awfulexcuse1 | October 14, 2010 7:25 AM | Report abuse

The scary part isn't the bridge itself, it's some of the drivers trying to get to the other side via warp speed.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | October 14, 2010 8:03 AM | Report abuse

Best technique for driving on a bridge for drivers who don't like bridges: just focus on the license plate of the car ahead of you, and nothing else. Don't change lanes, don't look over the side of the bridge, just look at the car ahead of you until you get over the bridge. Works for most drivers.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | October 14, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

I've driven over that bridge many times and it never scared me. Maybe I just haven't given it enough thought to be scared but it just never seemed like a big deal to me.
There's one along US 17 going into Charleston, SC that's pretty steep and I guess its a little scary if you're afraid of heights.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | October 14, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

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